A York County man pleaded guilty Thursday in York-Poquoson Circuit Court to four of eight charges for sex crimes against a female child that took place at his home over a period of four months.Philip Charles Walker, 64, was charged with six counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Through a plea agreement with the defense, York-Poquoson Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Donna Maw nolle prossed four of the charges, which means the charges were voluntarily dismissed, but could be pursued if more evidence were discovered.
Judge Richard AtLee gave Walker a sentence of 80 years, with 69 suspended, leaving Walker 11 years to serve.
The sexual incidents occurred between August and December of 2011 at Walker’s home, where the child was staying. The child told an adult she and Walker had touched each other under their clothing, and he had encouraged other inappropriate sexual behavior. Walker admitted to an investigator he had engaged in inappropriate behavior with the child.
Walker’s sentence is conditional on good behavior and no contact with minors or with the victim. Walker must also register as a convicted sex offender.